Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore West on 1969-02-28
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Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore West on 1969-02-28
- Publication date
- 1969-02-28 ( check for other copies)
- Soundboard, Jim Wise, Dan Healy, dick latvala
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Morning Dew, Good Morning Little School Girl, Doin' That Rag, I'm A King Bee, Turn On Your Love Light
Cryptical Envelopment-> Drums-> The Other One-> Cryptical Envelopment, Dark Star-> Saint Stephen-> The Eleven-> Death Don't Have No Mercy, Alligator-> Drums-> Alligator-> Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)-> Feedback-> We Bid You Good Night
Other artist(s): GD; Pentangle; Sir Douglas Quintet
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|Good Morning Little Schoolgirl|
|Doin That Rag|
|Turn On Your Lovelight|
|Death Dont Have No Mercy|
|Caution Do Not Stop On Tracks|
|We Big You Goodnight|
This is a 100% Flat transfer from the DAT no signal processing what-so-ever. Some pitch correction implemented
Jim Wise:March 2015
16 bit 48KHz file set
This is how it was laid out on the digital transcription by Dan Healy:
cut in Turn On Your Love light
cut in Dark Star
cut in Primal Jam
- 2015-03-21 18:23:02
- San Francisco, CA
- Run time
- <b>flac16/48kHz</b>; Ampex MM-1000 16 Track Master Reels Two Inch Wide Tape @ 15 ips; Multi Track Mix-down To a Sony PCM 1630 By Dan Healy @ 44.1KHz); Set #1 DAT x ONE by Dick Latvala-DAT x TWO; Set #2 DAT x ? by Rob Bertrando-DAT x; Editing(Adobe Audition CC)-FLAC encoding(dBpoweramp)-Tagging(Tag & Re-name)-Sample Rate Conversion(r8brain); This is a 100% Flat transfer from the DAT no signal processing what-so-ever. Some pitch correction implemented Jim Wise
- Taped by
- Dan Healy
- Transferred by
- Dick Latvala and Jim Wise
- Fillmore West
The second night of the run sits in the shadow cast by the first night (considered one of the year's best). But it does offer top quality versions of Love Light & TifTOO, and is better overall than the next two nights. If you like this run/period, also check out 2/11 & 2/22.
First Set. Morning Dew is a solid start, if the basic '69. However, this Good Morning School Girl is tight, inspired, and delivers more than the usual. It's really one of the year's best [there are over 30]. After a fine Doin' That Rag, there's a swipe at a Wipeout tuning. I'm a King Bee ain't bad, but it's Pigpen's warm up compared to this Love Light. Another best-of-year [sure seems that way, but there are almost 100!], the band is tighter than a stepdad's wallet. Pig is at his best, neither lecherous nor prattling, and Jer is flowing with ideas.
Second Set. Another standout for early '69, The Other One suite is even better than 3/2 (which is also great). Though Dark Star has its moments, it doesn't satisfy like the night before (or try 2/11, the other great one from the month). The OFF has bad speed wobbles and needs -1% pitch correction after 5mins; -2% after 13mins; -3% from 16:45>17:42; -4% for ~15secs, then slowing over 30 secs to concert pitch. The 132672_sbd has been mostly repitched. Because they were playing intentionally for a live recording, they stuck to a format for this run and you get a standardized Saint Stephen, but The Eleven is super-stretched to 15mins, with Phil owning this one – much as the whole show. A fine seq, but this is a superb Death Don't. Honestly it does not get much better than this. There's a lot to enjoy in this 22min Alligator as well, even if it won't be chalked as one of the year's top. In particular, after the Drums section it immediately enters a unique jam. Multi-track sources have speed wavers here. For the OFF, Drums needs -1% for the last min; Jam needs -2% for 0>3:50; -1% 3:50>4:00; -1% 9:00>9:30; -1% 10:10>11:00 [with other sources similar]. The rest is average for the era, until Bid You Goodnight, where mice besmudge the a cappellists.
1st Set: B+
2nd Set: C+
Overall = 3¾ stars
Good Morning, School Girl – played up
Turn On Your Love Light – everybody flowing
The Other One – best of month/run
Death Don't Have No Mercy – does it get any better?
SOURCES: There are three mixes: the official releases, a Healey multi-track mixdown and a 2-track SBD. The 139196_sbd_2track has Constanten mixed out in places, and sometimes has one channel turned down. It also runs slow and Lovelight has a cut, however it has some tunings missing from the other sources. The 132672_sbd is the upgrade of the Healey multi-track. It has the best image, better patches, fixed some of the pitch issues, and has more Jer in the mix. Both Healey sources have the channels switched. Fillmore West 1969 has the whole show (also on a 4-record breakout). The three-disc version has Morning Dew, Good Morning School Girl, Doin' that Rag, King Bee, Lovelight, and Dark Star>St. Stephen>The Eleven>Death Don't.
Subject: Top 5 for me
Second set is a pig-less monster.
Put them together in one night and this is a quadruple monster show. Any mood, any season, I just want to listen to this straight through without distractions or interruptions.
Recording great, and the set list looks like I put it together myself.
Subject: Found video interview
Donna talks about things I read about she and Kieth joining the Dead. But Betty talks about these recordings... likely most have seen this, but it was new to me.
Particularly hearing the story of the AMPEX 16 track recordings to create album Live Dead. I hadn't heard all of it, or some parts of it, and not for a long time, but I love the inspiration of her creative choice!
Subject: Buzz all night long
It takes the Morning Dew a bit to kick.
So in comes Pig with Harp in hand to give us two blues tunes
sandwiching Doing that Rag.
The Pig Tunes are very sultry
almost picture Ron making his move.
Then as to emphasize PIG'S dominion
We get a set closing LOVELIGHT.
Note: was thinking about Weir soaking this all in
His main vocals in this set are during 'Shine on Me'
:) :) :)
Set 2: Cryptical -> Drums-> The Other One-> Cryptical,
Dark Star-> Stephen-> Eleven-> Death Don't :) :) :) ;)
Set 3: Alligator-> Drums-> Alligator->
Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)
-> Feedback-> We Bid You Good Night :) :) :) :) :)
Healy was highlighted in a GQ article for his sweet pile of shirts...
Subject: Awesome School Girl
That’s all I’m got to say.
Subject: Bob & Betty recording???
My question now is, are these Dan Healy's mix-downs of the multi-tracks to DAT and thus a Healy source? Not trying to nitpick, just want credit where credit is due.
All being said, incredible recording and show. Well worth a listen!
Subject: Greatest Alligator Ever!
Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) >
And We Bid You Good Night
I've spent a lot of time hiking and while on the trail I listen to Dead shows and compare performances. A couple of years ago I started checking out this night and ... wow this jam goes on forever, taking numerous turns through various themes. It's a very special performance, on par with the material that made the final cut of Live/Dead. A lot of people vote 1971-04-29 as the best Alligator, but not me. That performance is more of a farewell to an era. This performance, 1969-02-28, is that era at its peak.
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